Duke is a well experienced lawyer who has practiced law across two jurisdictions since becoming a
lawyer in 1999. Clients warm up to Duke easily because of his warm and outgoing personality. It does
not take long for clients to know that they have a strong and committed advocate on their side because
Duke cares for his clients and he goes the extra mile in addressing their needs. While working as an
associate in a law firm in Nigeria, Duke practiced extensively in corporate/commercial law and civil
Duke founded Duke & Company after his admission to the bar in Alberta in 2010 and the firm has grown
tremendously in a short span because of the firm’s commitment to client-centred services. As part of
his education, Duke completed an LLM (Master of Laws) program at the University of Alberta, focusing
his research on the use of mediation and other non-adversarial methods for resolving disputes. He
followed that up with different certificates and training in negotiations and mediation. His clients
benefit immensely from Duke’s negotiation and conflict resolution skills, which he uses to get the clients
results when the circumstances are right.
Duke is also a relentless and passionate advocate for his clients and he is not afraid to take a client’s
case to court, if the circumstances require that the matter be taken to court. In dealing with high
complex cases, his clients find in him a dependable support and guide. He derives a lot of joy in the
words of gratitude he gets from clients who are often amazed by his commitment and professionalism.
Duke is actively involved in the community and gives back to the community through different avenues,
including volunteering his time through charitable organizations such as Rotary Club and the church.
Education: LLM (Master of Laws), University of Alberta, 2006; B.L (Barrister-at-Law), Nigerian Law School, Nigeria, 1999; LL.B (Bachelor of Laws), University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, 1997
Practice Areas: Family Law, including divorce and division of matrimonial property, custody and child support, immigration, real estate, wills and estate.
Monica completed her articles at Duke & Company and became an associate after her articles. She immersed herself in her work from the beginning of her articles and gained a lot of experience early on. She has consistently represented clients on parenting and child support issues at the Family Court. She has also been appearing on behalf of clients for different applications at the Court of Queen’s Bench. As an immigrant herself, Monica takes special pride in assisting people with different immigration issues and she can assist clients in both the English language and Mandarin.
Monica enjoys the connection that she usually has with her clients and she is ready to put in the work that is required to get the desired results for her clients. She has represented clients in both Edmonton and smaller communities such as St. Paul, Lac la Biche, High Prairie and Cold Lake. Monica’s ability to assist her clients in both English and Mandarin makes it easier for most of her clients who are well-versed in Mandarin but not so fluent in English language.
Monica is well-known in the community and she volunteers in different activities in her community. In her free time, Monica enjoys to travel with her family.
Education: J.D (Juris Doctor) University of Alberta, 2006; M. Sc. (Master of Science) in Pharmacy, University of Saskatchewan; B. Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science), Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
Practice Areas: Family Law, Immigration, Real Estate and Wills/Estates
Breifne completed her LLB program at University of Derry, Norther Ireland before immigrating to Canada. She joined Duke & Company as a legal assistant/conveyancer in August, 2015. She has gained lots of experience in real estate and other areas of the firms practice. She is currently the office manager of the firm, as she seeks to complete her NCA (National Committee on Accreditation) requirements for enrollment as a Student-at-Law.